Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
This is the Government agency responsible for apprenticeship in Ontario. There will be specific details related to the legislation and requirements associated with apprenticeship as well as additional links for further careers and jobs.
This site will provide you with the Employment Ontario apprenticeship office near you. There are 32 offices across the province.
Red Seal Endorsement
The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. It sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespersons across Canada. Tradespersons who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their Provincial/Territorial trade certificates. This allows a journeyperson to move across Canada for employment with having to become certified in the individual Province or Territory. There is also information related to the Certificate of Qualification Exam and financial support for apprentices.
Government of Canada
A series of tools have been developed to help individuals investigate the workplace essential skills required by 309A Construction Electricians. This link will help outline and describe the skill sets necessary to be successful in this career. They provide specific examples as well as explain why they are deemed ‘essential’. Every applicant should read all of the content to ensure they are aware of the job related skills outlined so they are fully aware of the on the job demands of this career.
Another opportunity for applicants to investigate skilled trades and technology in Canada. This site will provide additional information describing what is required of a 309A Construction and Maintenance Electricians on the job. Every applicant should read all of the content to ensure they are aware of the job related skills outlined so they are fully aware of the on the job demands of this career.
Employment and Social Development Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. Applicants will be able to explore careers as well as the nine (9) essential skills required if you wish to become a 309A Construction and Maintenance Electrician.
Ontario College of Trades
The Ontario College of Trades is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that regulates and promotes the skilled trades in Ontario. One of the main responsibilities of the College is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of compulsory trades have the training and certification required to legally practice in a trade in Ontario.
The College is also responsible for:
- Issuing certificates of qualification and statements of membership
- Establishing apprenticeship programs and other training programs
- Maintaining a public registry of its members
- The process for determining appropriate apprentice to journeyperson ratios
- The process for trade classification reviews
- Establishing the scope of practice for trades
There is a plethora of information on this site related to apprenticeship and trades in Ontario. Specifically, applicants can investigate the actual course content they will study at Trade School and the required skill sets they will need to master while completing their apprenticeship.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 353
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 represents approximately 11,000 members who work in a variety of electrical disciplines and who work across central Ontario, spanning from Lake Ontario north to Parry Sound and from Trenton in the east, to Oakville in the west. LU353 works in conjunction with the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors association (GTECA) in that GTECA have the jobs and LU353 has the workers.
Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association
The Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association represents electrical contractors in the Greater Toronto Area in industrial, commercial, institutional, high-rise residential, low-rise residential, line/utility, and communications construction and service markets. The Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association is responsible for funding and providing direction, in conjunction with LU 353 of the IBEW, for the Joint Apprenticeship Council (JAC). The JAC is responsible to recruit, select, assess, counsel and educate 309A Construction and Maintenance electrical apprentices within the Greater Toronto Area. and to provide training and guidance for Association member firms.
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario was founded in 1948 to serve and represent the interests of the electrical contracting industry across Canada. Over its history, ECAO has been committed to addressing the needs of the industry by providing a variety of services directly to the membership, and by making representations on behalf of the entire industry to government and industry colleagues. ECAO has 500 employer members that employ over 17,000 IBEW workers across Ontario.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Another opportunity for applicants to investigate apprenticeships. The national hub for apprenticeship information and the people who support trades training.